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Communuity Outreach - November 2017

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Doylestown Health is committed to keeping our community healthy through education and outreach. Here is a recap of our efforts in the community this past month:

Sound the Alarm! Kids Learn About Fire Safety and Prevention

Doylestown Health partnered with Eagle Fire Company for a blazing, fun-filled morning at the Bucks County Children's Museum! Children explored a fire engine, learned fire and burn prevention tips, and participated in games and activities such as the "Smoke Crawl" and "Stop, Drop and Roll" station, designed to "spark" understanding of fire and burn safety!

Students Learn About Becoming a Healthcare Professional

Central Bucks South High School's "Health Occupations Students of America" (HOSA) Club learned about the nursing field. Our pediatric outreach manager, Ashley Heidler, BSN, RN, CPN, discussed the various roles and opportunities in the nursing field, and helped educate and inspire students in their future career choices.

Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute Lights The Night

Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute was proud to sponsor Light The Night – Greater BucksMont, a walk to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. As the healthcare sponsor, we offered blood pressure screenings, health information, giveaways, and provided attendees with the opportunity to write a word of encouragement for cancer patients at Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.

Giggle, Squiggle, and Play

Doylestown Health pediatric healthcare professionals participated in Horsham Library's program, "Giggle, Squiggle, and Play." Healthcare professionals interacted with parents and shared expertise in different areas of child development and education. Play, conversation, and distribution of materials are hallmarks of this educational event designed for parents and their children, ages 12 to 36 months.

Doylestown Health's Breast Center Hosts a Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness

Doylestown Health's Breast Center hosted Pink Party: A Breast Health Event for Every Woman. The evening included a health fair with community partners on site offering therapy demonstrations, raffles, refreshments and more, followed by "Arm Yourself in the Fight Against Breast Cancer," a presentation by breast surgeon, Donna Angotti, MD, and radiologist Michele Kopach, MD.

Parent Positive - Less Worry, More Joy: Applying the Research of Positive Psychology to Parenting

CB Cares was proud to kick off the new season of Parent Positive – a free speaker series that connects health experts with local families to provide education on important topics affecting the community. Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP, provided parents with tips on how to apply positive psychology to parenting. Parent Positive is possible through a collaboration between CB Cares Educational Foundation, the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks Family YMCA.

Walk With A Doc Attendees Learned About Therapy Dogs

Joyce Rivas from Roxy Therapy Dogs, along with her furry companion Scooter, led the October Walk With A Doc event, where she gave a brief discussion on the Animal-Assisted Activity program at Doylestown Hospital. After the talk, attendees enjoyed a refreshing walk with Doylestown Health clinicians around the hospital campus.

Request Community Outreach

Interested in health education and outreach opportunities for your organization or school? Doylestown Health provides a variety of outreach services, including speakers, screenings and wellness resources.

For more information or to make a request for a sponsorship or education program, please email or call the Doylestown Health Pulseline at 215-345-2121.

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